Course Information


For an explanation of the qualifications offered by the TCIA, see theĀ accreditation page.

Due to the low guide to participant ratios required for climbing/abseiling instruction and assessment, the current rates for TCIA services are:

  • $240/day for all training days for ICG, AG, TRG, SPG and Climbing Skills Courses where ratios are at least 2:5 (2 guides to 5 participants)
  • $280/day for training days with a ratio of 1:2 – usually only SPG/MPG Courses
  • $500/day for all 1:1 training
  • $295/session for assessment in AG/TRG/SPG (each session is approximately 4 hours)
  • $550/day for assessment in SPG or MPG

* Training and assessment costs must to be finalised 14 days prior to the session to validate your placement, In line with the updated course requirement document 2021.

** assessment includes first year of TCIA Membership – thereafter a recurring cost of $100 every two years is payable as part of the requalification process.

Special : Indoor Climbing Guide training and assessment run on two consecutive days (with a ratio of at least 2:5) will be only $475 per participant – this includes the two days of training and assessment and first year of TCIA membership for successful candidates.

Our more advanced courses assume a certain level of knowledge, please discuss this with the secretary prior to booking onto a course.

Note: These costs are calculated on the assumption of training and assessment being run at the Lassie’s Wall area (Freycinet) or in the Hobart/Launceston area over a scheduled TCIA training and assessment weekend. Alterations to location, guide:participant ratios or indeed group bookings, may lead to a change in course costs.

Assessment Courses

Training Courses

Beginners Weekends